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"Temple of Love". The sexual and erotic sculptures on the walls


Khajuraho "the Temples of Love": The sexual and erotic sculptures on the walls

"I found in the ruins of Khajuraho seven large diwallas, or Hindoo temples, most beautifully and exquisitely carved as to workmanship, but the sculptor had at times allowed his subject to grow rather warmer than there was any absolute necessity for his doing; indeed, some of the sculptures here were extremely indecent and offensive, so I was very surprised at first to find them in temples erected, supposedly with good purposes and religious aims..." S.Burt, British captain who discovered Khajuraho in 1838.

The walls of the Khajuraho temples are prodigally decorated with artfully carved sculptures. Whereas temples of Khajuraho are illustrious for the sex sculptures, sexual themes are covering less than 10% of the temples sculpture. Moreover, most "porno" scene themes are in proportional balance with the non- sexual images. The art themes cover numerous sides of human life and values considered important in Hindu pantheon.